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The Armed Citizen® March 16, 2015

The Armed Citizen® March 16, 2015

Arthur M. Lewis, 89, a decorated World War II veteran, was working at his jewelry business around 3 p.m. when a man with a gun entered the store. Lewis quickly grabbed the .38-caliber handgun he was carrying in his pocket. The would-be robber exchanged gunfire with Lewis before fleeing the scene. He was later found at a local hospital suffering from six gunshot wounds. After being treated, the assailant was arrested and now faces charges of armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and armed burglary. Lewis’ left arm was grazed by a bullet, but he was otherwise unscathed. (The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL 8/26/14)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A female Papa John’s driver was delivering a pizza when she was confronted by two men, at least one of which had a gun. When she was ordered to the ground, the employee produced her own gun and shot one of her assailants in the face. The second culprit then got into her vehicle and fled the scene in it. The 24-year-old wounded robber survived his injuries and now faces armed robbery charges. Authorities are still looking for the escaping suspect. Papa John’s later announced that the victim would not lose her job, despite a company policy prohibiting employees from being armed while working. (The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, 1/17/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
July 1971
Andrew Piscatelli, 56, a handicapped motel manager in South Amboy, N.J., was in a back room when he heard a robbery in progress at the front desk. Grabbing a gun, Piscatelli, who has two artificial legs, wheeled his wheelchair into the room and ordered the armed bandit to drop his gun. The two struggled briefly, until Piscatelli shot the robber in the leg. Piscatelli got the robber’s license plate number as he fled, and the police were later able to apprehend him. (The South Amboy Evening News, South Amboy, N.J.)


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